Gin Rik Sha
Tucked in Bukit Damansara, Gin Rik Sha tackles your cravings for modernised traditional Indian cuisine but tapas style. Spice is predominant in its dishes that’s unpretentious and home-style. As you chew into its specialty Masala Fries, Kerala Shrimp, Kati Rolls and Mutton Varuval, sample the many cocktails that are crafted there.
A Li Yaa
If you’re in Damansara Heights, head over to Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, a place where you embark on a journey of exotic flavours and spices. Be prepared to be amazed by the wonderful surprises you encounter along the way as you come along on your culinary travels into Sri Lankan cuisine. Here, you’ll be able to savour the Sri Lankan Crabs as well as a bevy of delightful dishes that are mildly spicy and comforting.
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As one of the best bakery-cafés around, Huckleberry is the go-to place for comforting cakes and a slew of brunch menu comprising eggs, toasts, bangers and more. The space is huge, family-friendly and brightly-lit, usually crowded especially during weekends. Pastries and breads are made the old fashioned way, offering everything from sourdough and classic multigrain to flaky, buttery croissants. Don’t miss out on its burnt cheesecakes.
Headed by the team behind Kenny Hills Bistro, Nam focuses on French-Chinese-Vietnamese cooking. Besides its beautiful interiors, come here for its roasted duck that’s succulent and juicy on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. There are plenty to try here as the menu is quite extensive. Take your time to peruse the menu and choose something that tickles your fancy on your visit.
Blonde is one of the latest additions to the Serai Group family that started in 1990 with over 10 restaurants all over Klang Valley. Celebrating decadent food both sweet and savoury, the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is specially curated by Chef Najib — highlighting fine comfort food with a hint of Asian flavours. Enjoy these dishes with refreshing mocktails or coffee that’s sourced and brewed at its own roaster.
Meet The Porkers
Meet the Porkers is located at the corner lot of the Damansara Heights business centre and serves its signature North Indian cuisine with pork. Think pork ribs rogan josh and roasted pork belly ‘siew yoke’ biryani. When cooked together, the fats melt from the pork and flavour the rice — leaving an irresistible fragrance you’d get in your hokkien mee. The dish comes with a helping of pork crackling and pol sambol. Pair them with a hearty side of palak paneer for extra creaminess.
Give British-colonial Indian cuisine a try at the beautifully designed Frangipaani at Republik Damansara Heights. Located at The Republik Damansara Heights, the interiors are decadent and well put together, with elements of colonialism all over the restaurant. There’s a lot to sample here, so it beckons more than just one visit. Some recommendations include Malai Kofta (spiced potato balls), Lamb Rogan Josh, as well as Aloo Mmong Sprouts Chaat (a potato and chickpea curry) served with a side of puri. Finish off with a melange of traditional desserts and a glass or Chai Martini.
Established in 2017, Flour invites you to its establishment in Damansara Heights with open arms to try the comforting flavours of Indian cuisine. Dining at Flour is a hearty affair but it’s never complete without having its rice dishes that are all taken to the next level. Flour serves its take on North Indian Biryani that’s chock-full of tender meat that’s marinated in yoghurt alongside other palatable Indian cuisine from curries and rogan josh to an assortment of breads. All dishes are highly recommended and go best with a side of palak paneer and a cup of hot chai. Flour has also announced its closure in March 2020, and a new opening in the city centre right after. Stay tuned.
Three young chefs Brendon Chen, Kae Huey and Sharon Aidid ventured on a culinary adventure through Playte that checks the boxes as a restaurant that champions locavorism. Dishes are exquisite and refined, presented in beautifully crafted plates that promise enough theatrics for the eyes and the palate. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner (the first two is branded under the name Eggy), you’ll be able to enjoy specialty dishes that are both creative and promising — especially when you have someone like chef Brendon who has cut his teeth in Taiwan’s Mume and Nadodi KL commanding the kitchen.
Located in The Republik Damansara Heights, Krung Thep is a Thai restaurant headed by Isarn-born Chef Piyanat Yowabut or also known as Chef Gug who specialises in authentic Thai food with a Northern twist. The restaurant recently introduces a noodle bar concept for the lunch crowd and a full dinner menu comprising Thai staples, fiery curries, flavourful salads and delightful desserts.